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Welcome to Agilitynet

SNIPPETS

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  • Directions to the new venue of the Orchard Summer Show at the Auction Centre in March, Cambs.  (Show Diary)
     
  • All six of the Jump 'n Touch winter series shows are full. (Show Diary)
     
  • The closing date for the September WBSDS show at Thame Showground has been extended to 29th August.  (Show Diary)
     
  • Results from the top graded classes at KCI. (Show Snippets)
  • Cornwall AC has slightly extended their closing date to 16th August. (Show Diary)
     
  • The Barnstable show date has changed from Saturday, 17th March 2018 to Sunday, 18th March 2018 (Show Diary)
     
  • The KC has issued a reminder on the procedures that agility judges should follow when they judge at Kennel Club licensed events. (Show Snippets)
     
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances the Dublin Dog Training show cannot go ahead on the 10th September. (Show Diary)
     
  • The Jumping Jacks show at Asfordby in September has been cancelled. (Show Diary)
     


RESCUE US
The Rescue page is sponsored
by Akela WholePrey

Here are some of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking for active homes. Yes, there are quite a few collies but there are also other breeds of all sizes and, on occasion, some from outside the UK.

You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the on-line form. This is a free service for rescue organisations and private individuals!


NEWS & INFO

Training Places & Spaces
Looking for some new or experienced handlers to fill your classes? If your club has a vacancy or two or is starting a new class, email the details and we will post them for you.
  • The Canine Hub (Beds)
  • Leiston (Suffolk)

Training News
To supplement the cost of travelling to  international competitions, Lee Gibson has published a new Worldwide Course Challenge E-Book with 10 original courses to test your knowledge.

Qualifiers News
The beginning of the year is the time when when the heats for the various competitions are announced. There is something for every level from Starters to advanced with rosettes and trophies galore and, in some cases, cash prizes so well worth a go.

AGILITYNET STUFF

Roadworks Ahead
Almost 19 years after Agilitynet first went live, we've decided we really need a good clear out. It's an enormous site now and there are just something things which are out of date and/or no longer relevant so please bear with us if links don't work. If you have anything special that you would like saved, pleases let us know.

Agilitynet Facebook
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t's our 7th birthday! Yes, seven years ago, we set up a group to talk all things agility. Although we've had our rocky patches, we've also had some amazing moments that remind us what a special community we are part of. And it's pretty safe to say that the group is larger than we ever thought it would be.

Huge thank you to all the admins for all their hard work: Jill, Raine, Christine, Ellen and new admin Karen. And Annie, too who has been known to keep an night eye on late night chat.  You are a great team to work with.

And thank you to you, the members, who make this group what it is, help keep it a positive place to discuss things, and who share moments with your fantastic dogs with us all. We hope you will keep sharing them for years to come. Jill Spurr

Senior Agility League
We've notched up it's 600th member. Over 55 and still competing? WHy not join the fun. All points count as long as there is a rosette awarded except 'just for fun' and training in the ring competitions.

We have made a change for 2017. Allsorts dogs have been taken out of the main categories and given one of their own. Due to the low numbers, we have combined all the age groups for this award. LHO points will count.

Thank you to our new sponsor for making it all possible. The Big Dg Bed Company makes good quality, comfortable beds for dogs of all sizes as well as specialist, active recovery orthopaedic beds for working dogs.

Flea Market
Looking to buy or sell a camping pass? Want to clean out your shed or basement by selling some agility equipment, car cages or camping equipment?  Make the Flea Market your first stop.


E-VENTS

Events added in the last two weeks.

'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey

SCHEDULES

It's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded direct from the Show Diary page.

WHAT'S NEW...

Agria Brillo Bounce
More results from heats 8, 9 and 10. Who will join the winners in the Final at the British Agility Championships in October?

Animal Health Co Classic
Heat 7 at Just Dogs Live was lucky for  young Fred Adams showing just how well the younger Agility generation can do.

Racing Driver Turns Dog Handler Continued...
Love was in the air at the International Agility Festival when Mark Leybourne proposed to Joanne Shawley in the Main Ring at KCI Festival.
And she said, yes. To read their story, click here.

BSD World Championships
Following the BSD Team Selection Day last autumn, a team of eight dogs and handlers drove out to Germany to represented Great Britain at the FMBB World Championship.

Proper Proofreading
Let Penny polish your prose. No job too small. She'll even proofread your show schedules. Discount for Agilitynet readers.

Sponsorship News
Photizo is delighted to be joining IMCA team members Mandy Melville-Love and Darren Stokes as they head out to Austria in August to represent GB. Good luck all.

LOW 550
Announcing the 2017 finalists. Ta dah....

LOW 550 Scotland
It was a cold and windy day at Kelso but the dogs were flying at the  LOW 550 Scotland Jumping Cup Final 2017 at the Tweedbank show. Report by Judge Fiona Turnbull.

Fun with Fido Treat Pods & Tuggies
Sharon Tuffnell reviews Becky Layphries' new interactive, super squidgy treat pods and tuggies. Perfect for Agility training, Flyball and other dog sports.

ROYAL CANIN® Agility Challenge 2017
Very brief reports from the first four heats at Severnside atDogs Unleashed, the Somerset Show, Hatton Festival and Worcester. Who will be going to the Final  on Sunday, 24th September 2017 at The Malvern Autumn Show, under the watchful eye of Championship Agility judge Dave Deauville.

Sudden Death of a Collie
One moment Ericka Skinner's beloved Sadye was a healthy, happy dog; the next she had collapsed and was dead within hours. Thus is the tragedy of Water Toxicosis.

Water Intoxication in Dogs
Beware of excessive water intake by your dog while playing in the water this summer! Ingesting too much water may lead to "water intoxication", a condition that can cause serious brain damage and even death in extreme cases.

Pic of the Litter
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a flying Sheltie!

SPECIALS

The Bracc Pack
Following up on Anne Brierley's story about competing with her Bracco Italianos, a rare an ancient breed of hunting dog, we listen in on one of their post-show debriefings.

Loot from LisburnJanet White Spunner - Octogenarian Extraordinaire
Janet has just turned 80 and she is still doing agility and is having the time of her life! Completing a course without time faults can be tricky now but she still loves it.

Kodi
Agility is never boring with Kodi. At home, she appears to be a secure and confident collie but at training and shows, she can simply go to pieces. Shellie Smith never knows what she is going to get.

Image result for crufts 2017Crufts Ring Party 2017
Not all heroes wear capes... some wear bright pink shirts.  Kaye Medcalf talks to some of the members of this years Crufts Ring Party to find out what happens behind the scenes.


FLEA MARKET...
(now incorporating Wanted)

Looking for something? Check out the Flea Market for pre-loved agility equipment, car cages, caravans and camping accessories, dog vans and even puppies under the age of 6 months. Buy or sell. The Flea Market is the place to look first.

STANDARD FEATURES

Judge's A-List
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the radar.

Last 10 judges to join or update their entries:-

  • Sue ADams

  • Gina Scott - Updated

  • Gill Vann - Updated

  • Christine Brown - Retired

  • Chris Jenkins - Retired

  • Graham Partridge -  Updated

  • Dairin Keating -  Updated

  • Claire Hananford -  Updated

  • Linda Cummings

  • Sandra Beales


REVIEWS

ByBenji Treats
Inspired by the South African beef snack Biltong, ByBenji Training Treats are made of premium quality, dry cured silverside of beef. But are they worth the money? Helen and Adrian Miller tried them out on their dogs.

DOGGO Parcours
Daniel Gee reviews these agility trainers designed by a German Championship handler and now in the UK for the first time.

Dog StreamZ Smart Collar Review
Sue Culmer offered to review some Dog StreamZ collars which were kindly donated to her rescue to test and here are her findings.

Ball Thrower Bag
If you throw, launch or chuck balls for your dogs, you'll want to know more about this new product. Rosie Lander reviews the clever new Ball Thrower Bag. Just £10 + £3.00 P&P of pick up on at Just Dogs Live where Jenny Fish is raising money for Dogs Trust.


QUALIFIERS & FINALS

There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!

Qualifiers News
Dog Vegas has announced some changes for the 2018 DV Finals.
PB Caravans will be supporting the all new 550mm height Grade 1-5 Jumping heats while Quill Trading will be taking over Dog Vegas 3-5 Qualifier from Paws Trading.

SAM's League
SAM's League was set up by Emily Osborne to support and represent Small and Medium dogs that run at Lower Height in KC classes and Toy and Midi at UKA in the UK. They now have 60 members and growing.

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